Temporary fiction is rooted in what we know and a world we’re used to while fantasy is set in a world with all new rules and guidelines that we have to discover to understand. This is coming from a girl that for the longest time was only interested in fantasy and couldn’t be bothered with temporary fiction. That’s what happens when the first book you fall in love with is Harry Potter. I’m not really sure where or when I first started showing any interest in temporary fiction, but because temporary fiction relies on a world that we live in or is very similar it’s easy to just jump into the story. They one world that needs setting up is the protagonists small life and how he/she lives in that world. Fantasy, especially ones where they take place in their own completely fictions world, has more setting up to do. The best example of this is A Song of Ice and Fire where George R.R. Martin not only has to set up a completely fictional world but he also has to set up the minor worlds of all the POV characters’ lives. That’s one of the reasons some people have such a hard time getting into the series. Reverse that completely to temporary fiction like John Green’s books and a book like Looking For Alaska and Green only has to state where in the states the protagonist lives and that gives a point of reference for the readers so Green can jump right into the protagonists life and story a lot faster than Martin can. It’s why I feel, with a few exceptions, temporary fiction jumps into the story a lot faster and while it can feel like it’s not moving at all at times it is in some very subtle ways. Both fantasy and temporary fiction have their pros and cons and both can be amazing just sometimes you need one or the other in your life.
Most of you probably already know this but it’s a big year for Harry Potter. There’s the new movie coming out in November, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and the play, The Curse Child, that has it’s opening night late July. I’ve heard different things about what people believe both of those are and how they’re being released. I’m going to clear that up. First off, Fantastic Beasts is a prequel that takes place in 1920’s New York City. It follows Newt Scamander’s adventure throw New York’s secret society of Witches and Wizards. I feel like most people understand the movie and what it’s going to be about. The confusion, I believe is coming from the sequel play, The Curse Child. This is the official synopsis that was released last October:
“It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.”
Now, 2 things that most people may not know about the play. It was written by Jack Thorne and based on J.K. Rowling’s story. This play is still canon in Rowling’s world. Also, this isn’t going to be released as a novel. The stage play script will be released as is on July 31st for fans to buy and read. They aren’t rewriting it as your average novel. I hope that clears things up for both.
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Who needs another blog in the world, right? Oh well. This is a thing that I am going to do. This first post is going to be all about me. According to Pottermore, I’m a Slytherin, I’m also a violinist who’s been trying to learn guitar for the last few years. I love to read as well. I also love tv shows and the CW and BBC. I’ll read and watch just about anything. I’m also a cinema student which is… interesting. I would love to one day learn Japanese and trigonometry. Physics can be fun too. What can I say? I’m a nerd and a geek.
Besides all that, this blog will be a mosh posh of anything I find interesting. From books to television, to movies old and new, to music and crafts. (I dabble with the crafts. It’s what you get from working at a craft store.)
Anyways, I hope to get a post or 2 up sometime tomorrow, so stay tuned!